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Echo Investment shortens the distance in Katowice

At Face2Face Business Campus work will gain an additional, inspiring space to look for and take on new challenges. A place for meetings, exchanging ideas and cooperation – this is Echo Investment’s new project on the office map of Katowice.

Katowice is a city with prospects. According to a CBRE report, the total supply on regional markets may exceed 550,000 sqm in 2018. Kraków and Wroclaw are still in the lead but Katowice came in fourth. It is a regional city that actively seeks opportunities and wants to build business-focused communities. The Face2Face project opens a new era of work style in the heart of Silesia and it is an ambassador of direct relations among people.

Why Face2Face Business Campus?

The name of the building itself is not random. First of all, it reflects its architectural assumptions. Two buildings, a seven-storey one and a fifteen-storey dominant feature, are literally located face to face. However, the full justification of the name is deeper.

Next to two buildings with nearly 46,000 sqm of office space there will be a green patio, internal squares open also to residents of Katowice, leisure zones and co-working areas. This is where you will be able to relax while playing basketball or heaving a breather in a hammock. The Face2Face campus is to encourage meetings and spending free time closer to people. Everyone will find a place for themselves here.

“Face2Face Business Campus is Echo Investment’s next office project in Katowice. We create comfortable workplaces addressing the needs of business people but we want something more at the same time – to create a community around this place, which will be connected by relationships rather than just work. Hence, so many ideas for arranging common spaces. In Katowice we will promote openness, encourage shortening the distance and recognizing the advantages of establishing lasting relationships,” says Joanna Nicińska, a regional director in Echo Investment’s Office Department.

An important aspect of the project is its location. This part of the city has good transport links and there is an extensive public transport network nearby, so the journey to the city centre will take only a few minutes. Furthermore, a city bike rental is located a few metres away from the buildings.

“We want the place where so many people will be working to grow in a sustainable way and be environmentally friendly as well. The offices will be equipped with a range of eco solutions, including energy-efficient air-conditioning and ventilation systems as well as friendly LED lighting conducive to work. Electric car charging stations and parking spaces for bicycles will be built in the complex. People coming to work by bicycle will be able to use lockers and showers. Green spaces, which will be key elements of the common squares, will be the icing on the cake. We will provide the city with a place that will be the ‘green lungs’ of this part of Katowice,” said Piotr Kozłowski, the head of the team of architects in Echo Investment’s Office Department.

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